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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - KY: Water

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Nearly 80 pending permits, which would allow coal companies to fill valleys with material they remove from mountaintop mines, must be checked more closely, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency is citing concerns about the legal status and environm

Frankfort, KY – One strip mine too many. That's what critics of a mine planned next to Robinson Forest in Breathitt County are saying, because the forest already is nearly surrounded by other mines that are drastically changing the topography. Attorney Hank Graddy is an expert in water-quali

Frankfort, KY – Environmental groups are reacting to news The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, for seven years, not released information documenting health risks for people, animals and fish near coal-fired power plant landfills and waste ponds. An analysis of the research shows Kent

Maysville, KY - The mercury is rising in northeast Kentucky, and the Sierra Club says it has nothing to do with warmer spring temperatures. The group's Cumberland Chapter is filing a lawsuit with the goal of limiting Kentuckians' mercury exposure from the East Kentucky Power Cooperative's (EKPC) co

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is one of the stars in a new report on water pollution. The state is featured as a case study, which reports the affects from changes in federal Clean Water Act protections due to Supreme Court rulings. The study shows that almost 80 percent of the state’s popula

Frankfort, KY – Kentuckians are making noise for the mountains today (Tuesday). It's "I Love Mountains Day," with at least 800 people marching to the State Capitol from the Kentucky River to call for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining. This year's event focuses on the 1400 miles of str

Louisville, KY – Food and clothing drives, community center repairs, and spending time with those in senior centers are examples of how Kentuckians are meeting the National Day of Service call. Beth Huss is organizing a project in Louisville for the Sierra Club. She called the mayor's office

Frankfort, KY – Assessment of toxics from the recent coal ash pond spill in Harriman, Tenn., is still underway, with the state now saying two contaminants have entered some water supplies. Millions of tons of coal ash sludge destroyed up to 15 homes near Knoxville and sent a slurry into the T

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